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The one thing that turned me off saw-in, weaves was the scratchy scratch. it was uncomfortable, embarrassing and highly unnecessary. Because of it I would only be able to keep a weave or braids on for maximum two weeks, sometimes just a week. The itchiness got so crazy i lost a lot of hair.
So when I went natural I started learning a bunch of things about my hair and most importantly my scalp. So here are the top causes of an itchy scalp.
- Dandruff and seborrheic dermatitis — These are the most common reasons for an itchy scalp.“Your body’s inflammatory response to an overgrowth of yeast causes the itching and flaking associated with these conditions. Yeast normally lives on the scalp and other hairy areas of the body, but the problem arises when there’s too much yeast present,” says dermatologist Melissa Piliang, MD.
- Psoriasis – This is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes raised, reddish, scaly patches on the skin or scalp. You can’t get psoriasis from other people. Experts don’t have a clear understanding of what exactly causes this skin disorder, but you’re more likely to develop it if someone in your family has it.
- Tinea capitis – This is a fungal infection commonly known as ringworm, which can infect the scalp. Tinea capitis extends deep into the hair follicle, causing round patches of hair loss that increase in size over time. The rash may appear raised and with black dots or a stubbly appearance.
- Head lice – Although most people think of schoolchildren when they hear about head lice, they can invade anyone’s scalp. Dr. Piliang says that lice prefer clean hair, so having a case of head lice doesn’t mean you have poor hygiene.
- Allergic reactions — Hair dyes, eczema and atopic dermatitis are other, less common causes of itchy scalp.
Can you tell i got this from Web MD? 🙂 source Cleveland Clinic. Figure out what you got and click the link for the remedies.
For my case I had the beginnings of what is known as Scalp Folliculitis.
Scalp folliculitis is an inflammatory disorder of the hair follicles in the scalp, it is characterised by small, very itchy pustules on the scalp, often most troublesome on the frontal hairline. There may be only a small number of lesions or they may be very numerous. They are hard to leave alone because of the itch. They often become sore and crusted. (Source DermNetz)
The moisture and heat subjected to my scalp caused a bacterial infections. People who overuse the baggie method, or greenhouse method may also suffer from this. There are plenty of topical and oral medications for it. But I took it the home remedy path.
- First, I reduced my baggie obsession. I could do it everyday for a week. This days I only do it when my hair is open, which is three days. So i only greenhouse when I got my protein treatment and moisturizing treatment on. Two nights with a night in between.
- I would soak two tea bags for a whole night. The next morning I would add in aloe Vera, vinegar, coconut oil and baking soda. These can be used individually as a remedy, but I’m kind of like the extreme girl. I would spray this every day for a week, every chance i got. It not only treated my itchy scalp but stripped my hair of excess oils and cleansed it of impurities.
This is how the above can be used individually and their benefits. Plus a couple of other remedies.
- Tea tree oil, with its powerful natural antifungal, anti-inflammation and antibacterial properties, can be used to treat itchy scalp.
- Lemon juice will help treat an itchy and dry scalp because of its antiseptic properties. It is particularly useful when dealing with dandruff.
- Baking soda. It helps relieve itching by exfoliating the scalp and controlling dandruff caused by overactive fungi.
- Apple cider vinegar has powerful anti-inflammation properties that help kill the yeast and virus that can cause itchy scalp. Also, apple cider vinegar balances the pH levels of the scalp, which may help relieve itching and dryness.
- Aloe vera gel contains moisturizing properties, which may relieve excessive dryness and itching. If fresh aloe vera gel is not available, you can purchase the gel.
- Coconut oil creates a barrier that helps keep skin moisturized and hence it is an effective way to treat an itchy scalp.
Source Home Remedies
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Good luck guys.